Distance Education and E-learning (Policy and Management)

University of Maryland University College

M.Ed. Online
659 USD/credit
480 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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In the Distance Education and E-learning (Policy and Management) specialization at University of Maryland University College, you'll gain a solid foundation in both business management and distance education leadership principles that you can apply to a wide range of institutions and programs. 


Learn more in the Distance Education and E-learning (Policy and Management) programme at University of Maryland University College.

Through your coursework, you will learn how to

  • Perform quantitative data analysis for researching program effectiveness
  • Apply education theory and learning models as well as various teaching and learning frameworks in distance education
  • Select learning technologies
  • Perform cost/benefit analysis for distance learning programs
  • Understand different organizational and staffing models in distance education as well as different leadership styles
  • Manage change in organizations
  • Manage international distance learning programs in developing countries
  • Apply intellectual property issues and digital rights management
  • Develop and deliver library resources online to a faculty and student population

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Management and Leadership in Distance Education & E-learning
  • Distance Education & E-learning Systems
  • Library and Intellectual Property Issues in Distance Education & E-learning
  • Practitioner Research in Distance Education & E-learning
  • The Business of Distance Education & E-learning

Key information

Start dates & application deadlines




  • Semi-structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official documentation indicating successful completion of the equivalent of a U.S. baccalaureate degree: If you were educated in a country other than the United States, you must have your official transcripts evaluated by an independent credit evaluation service. The evaluation company will send a copy of the evaluation to both you and UMUC. However, providing your transcript does not ensure admission to the Graduate School.
  • English language proficiency: If you were educated outside of the U.S., you need to demonstrate college-level proficiency in written English to UMUC.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    659 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 659 USD per credit and a duration of  .
  • National

    480 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 480 USD per credit and a duration of  .


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Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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Distance Education and E-learning (Policy and Management)
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